Here on Huron: Cambridge’s Sweet Spot

If you have ever lived off of Huron Ave. there is a good  chance that it left a strong impression. Many move to this neighborhood and can never leave thanks to a certain gravitational force. Others are here for a few years only and then return to their homelands with a little piece of Cambridge…

Weekend Guide: All the Fluff that’s Fit to Print Sept. 23-25

Weekends this time of year can fill up with lessons and errands, but every weekend needs a little something fun and unexpected thrown in.  From The Sound of Music to Jazz to Bach and on to brunch and fall festivals there is so much to choose from. 9/23 8 p.m. (Cambridge). The MIT Lecture Series hosts…

Falling for Italy in the North End: Artú

When we 1st moved to Boston there was still a highway on the horizon between Boston and its North End.  Dan and I enjoyed an occasional romantic date night or late night coffee when we dared try to get ourselves from Cambridge to Boston and back (remember this was the time before GPS and iPhones and…

Back to Life/Back to Reality: Xfinity

School has begun for just about everyone and soon the fall sports and activities will begin to fill all our calendars.  We’re still refreshed from summer, but as everything starts back up again efficiency is key.  In the summer, we’re too busy playing outside to spend much time in front of a screen, and with…

Screaming Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Recipe (Sponsored)

We’re screaming because it is a party and every party needs a little noise.  We’re screaming because summer is coming to an end.  We’re screaming for ice cream and we’ll continue enjoying it year-round to remember all those great summer days. This is the perfect dessert for your Labor Day BBQ because it is so…

Spa Getaway Experience Without Leaving Town: Linden Square Wellesley

Every summer I spend a few weeks in Wellesley and no there isn’t a Canyon Ranch hidden between Dana Hall and Wellesley College. What I like to do though, is to put together a “me day” that I like even better than spending the entire day in one building (although Canyon Ranch is definitely an exception…

Red Sox and Lego: Dream Come True

This weekend and the last weekend in August the Red Sox and Lego have a few fun events for you and your little builders and batters. This Saturday is Kid Nation Day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, the second is LEGO Day at Fenway Park during the August 31st game. This Saturday, August 6 from 11…

Family Tiki Party: Keeping Cool with Shave Ice

As summer winds down life is about stretching out the last days of summer vacation and finding fun new ways to keep cool.  Friends and neighbors come and go to summer houses, to weekend getaways, and weeklong trips to locations near and far.  Hosting a little Tiki party is a great way to keep the…

Assembling in Somerville: A Destination for All

Somerville is my neighbour and parts of Somerville are very close by. Davis Square is just on the other side of Massachusetts Avenue and yet other parts seem a world away. It wasn’t until Assembly Row opened, that I realised how quickly you can get there from here.  In fact, for my most recent visit,…

Family Weekend Rain or Shine

There is nothing like a perfect summer beach day.  We’ve had quite a few this week, but then we have also had a few cold and grey days sprinkled in as well.  Some summer schedules are very flexible but others between camp and work schedules require going with the flow a bit more.  At Assembly…

Splurge Worthy Crab Cakes: Chesapeake Crab Cakes

I live near the ocean and I am very picky about the seafood I eat.  It has to be fresh, it has to be good quality, I’d like it to be as sustaineable as possible, and I don’t want the flavour of the actual fish or seafood to be covered up by any mayonnaise, masked…

Date Night or Family Night Out:  Assembly Row at Night

For Date Night at Assembly Row, there are so many options and I’m not just talking about restaurant choices.  You might want dinner and a movie, in which case you can reserve your seats and tickets online to see a movie at the AMC theatre.  If you only have time for a quick bite before…